Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 20 Nov 14: Early Results from Philae; NASA plans for Mars; Agricultural Emissions; Twisted Light; African Engineering Prize

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    27 mins

    27 days remaining

    Philae's instrument detects organic materials on Comet 67P; Future plans for NASA; A Global look at Agricultural Emissions; Sending data with Twisted Light; African Engineering Prize

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  • 13 Nov 14: 50 Years of Science in Action

    Thu, 13 Nov 14

    29 mins

    20 days remaining

    Science in Action celebrates its 50th year with a panel of eminent scientists at the Royal Society in London

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  • 06 Nov 14:Rosetta;Hepatitis-C;Dead Sea;Dirty Water;High Altitude Life

    Thu, 6 Nov 14

    27 mins

    13 days remaining

    Rosetta gets ready to attempt the first ever comet-landing; Initial trials show promising signs for a new Hepatitis-C vaccine; Plans to revive the vanishing Dead Sea; Generating energy from wastewater in East Africa; Oldest evidence for human life at high altitudes is unearthed.

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  • 30 Oct 14: Driverless Cars Special

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    27 mins

    6 days remaining

    Car crashes kill 1.2 million people globally, each year. Could robots be better than human drivers?

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